Henderson HighwayDrivers in Winnipeg, Canada are being lured into speed traps by hidden or missing school zone and speed limit warning signs. The activist group Wise Up Winnipeg held a press conference yesterday to announce the conclusion of their review that found half of the legally required signs are not visible.
"The Highway Traffic Act has certain provisions to protect children in school zones which can only be enforced and adhered to by motorists with proper signing present," WiseUpWinnipeg founder Todd Dube said in a statement. "With the current state of signing, these provisions are essentially useless and a hazard to our children."
A total of 206 school zone signs have gone missing, and most of them have been gone for three years or more. Worse, the group found 32 school zone warning signs were installed on streets that have no schools.